Three months after racing through the final hurdles of grad school, applying for and securing jobs, moving in with my then-boyfriend, and starting a so-called "exciting" adult life, time all of a sudden slackened to a halt. I was staring across the kitchen table from someone whom I had loved. Someone whom I had fallen out of love with, whom I tried so hard to fall back in love with, and whom I was now looking at with an unblinking, slightly unfocused stare.
The publishers of Brain, Child explore the highs and lows with literary flair Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson might never have met. They didn't grow up in the same area, go to the same undergraduate or graduate schools, and they don't even live in the same town now. But they are allies in ways that perhaps only women can be.
We had the amazing opportunity to interview Ms. Cheryl Mills last February, when she was a featured speaker at University of Virginia Women in Leadership Conference. What do Oprah and Hillary have in common (other than that they are two of the most influential women in U.S. history)? Cheryl Mills worked for both of them. More precisely, she worked for both of them for love.
Carey Albertine and Saira Rao met rushing the same sorority at the University of Virginia and have worked well together ever since. Albertine and Rao join the ranks of highly successful U.Va. alumnae Iris has interviewed. Their publishing company In This Together Media publishes “great books about real girls,” with the purpose of inspiring women and girls through reading.
Ginger Moran - Iris Magazine Editor and Associate Director of the UVa Women's Center will be doing a book reading tonight! Ginger will be reading passages from her book "The Algebra of Snow: A Bedtime Story for My Mother" at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library tonight at 7:00pm. No reservation necessary! Ginger will also be available for a question & answer session after the reading where she will be sharing information on being a published author and other writing advice.
Perspective can allow two people to see the same object and relate different descriptions. It can start wars and create suffering and it can bring people together to unify the world. An object could be a simple ball, encased in rubber, inflated with air - or it can be a toy used to excite and enlighten a child, teaching principles like working hard and achieving goals.
When life hangs in a balance we rely on a select group of nurses who commit their lives in increasing our odds of survival. The training involved to join these corps of miracle workers is not for the faint of heart and the education they receive has to prepare them for this increasingly complex field of study.
The University of Virginia is a dynamic institution; it is characterized by a thriving system of students, faculty, and staff who are the lifeblood of the "community of trust" we so admire. In our "Faculty Spotlight" feature, Iris seeks to celebrate some of the admirable, inspirational, and interesting women at our University.